By Brigette Ramirez
The Huskies earned their first win of the season Saturday night at Glendale by dominating the Glendale College Vaqueros 48-17.
The Huskies were hungry for a victory after they had been defeated in the season opener against LA Valley College and their second game against Santa Monica College.
The Huskies started down by three early, but were motivated.
Huskie wide receiver Carlos Portillo ran a 22 yard touchdown against Glendale followed by an extra point kick giving the Huskies the lead 7-3.
The Huskie’s defense didn’t allow the Vaqueros to score any touchdowns in the first quarter frustrating them.
In the second quarter, the Huskies came up strong with a touchdown by running back Marquel Booker and Portillo kicked the extra point.
On fourth down punter Julio Segura faked a punt and threw a 53 yard pass to wide receiver Lanny Delgado which resulted in touchdown and another extra point by Portillo.
At the end of the second quarter Portillo kicked another field goal which gave the Huskies a half-time lead of 17-3.
Holding the lead starting the second half, the Huskies wasted no time getting the ball to running back Justin Forte who ran for 21 yard touchdown and another extra point by Portillo.
The beat down continued when a 16 yard pass from quarterback Mike Oliver to wide receiver Christopher Clark scored yet another touchdown for the Huskies making the score 34-3.
Oliver threw a 13 yard pass to wide receiver Luther Walker leading to yet another touchdown by the Huskies and an extra point by Portillo.
The defense let their guard down and Vaqueros took advantage scoring two touchdowns against the Huskies.
Oliver threw a 28 yard pass touchdown to Walker, it sealed the deal for Huskies earning them their first victory of the season.
Team captain Christopher Floyd was asked what was done different this time. He said that the disappointment of losing a close game against Santa Monica became motivation and drove them to a successful game. The defensive line worked hard as a unit and he said it was proved by the victory.
Assistant Coach Nick Garrett said “the team played together and made a big difference from the first two games that were lost. The players at first were playing more for themselves than for the team. This time around when playing together as one they saw the difference it made and also the success they had”
Head Coach Lynn Cain was glad for the victory and said “the team worked together and made each play a success.” They will practice even harder this week because their next game is against College of the Canyons which will be one of their biggest games of the season.